Exotic Birds adds over 30 new Birds into the game. They can be found spawning across all different Biomes, with them each having their own behaviors too. Some of the Birds can even be tamed and ridden, allowing you to fly through your world.
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Birds & Their Locations
Most Birds included with the Exotic Birds mod can be found spawning naturally within Minecraft. Only one, the Phoenix is unable to be found naturally, as it must be spawned from an Egg.
As each Bird has multiple species, the total number of Birds that can be found is over a hundred. Below, you can find each species of Bird, and the Biomes they can spawn in.
- Blue Jays: Forests
- Booby: Beaches
- Budgerigar: Jungles & Savannahs
- Cardinal: Forests
- Cassowary: Forests
- Cockatoo: Jungles & Savannahs
- Crane: Beaches, Rivers & Swamps
- Ducks: Rivers & Swamps
- Flamingo: Beaches & Swamps
- Gouldian Finch: Jungles, Mesas & Savannahs
- Gull: Beaches & Oceans
- Heron: Beaches, Rivers & Swamps
- Hummingbird: Flower Fields, Forests, Jungles & Savannahs
- Kingfisher: Rivers
- Kiwi: Forests
- Lyrebird: Forests
- Macaw: Jungles
- Magpie: Forests
- Ostrich: Deserts & Savannahs
- Owl: Forests & Taigas
- Peafowl: Plains
- Pelican: Rivers, Beaches & Jungles
- Penguin: Rivers
- Phoenix: Only hatched from a Phoenix Egg
- Pigeon: Rainy & Snowy Biomes
- Roadrunner: Deserts & Savannahs
- Robin: Forests
- Swan: Beaches & Rivers
- Toucan: Jungles
- Vulture: Beaches, Deserts & Mesas
- Woodpecker: Forests
Occasionally, Bird Eggs will spawn in the world, which can be picked up. These have a 30% chance of successfully hatching a Bird. On top of trees, it’s also likely that you’ll come across Bird Nests, which contain Mystery Eggs.
These can contain between 0 and 3 Mystery Eggs, which should be taken and added to your inventory. Currently, the Eggs are useless, and won’t have any functionality, as they need to be placed inside an Egg Analyzer.
An Analyzer can be crafted from 4 Iron Ingots, 1 Redstone Dust, 3 Glass and 1 Bucket. Inside, place Mystery Eggs in the top slot, and Redstone Dust in the bottom slot. After a few seconds, the Egg will be identified, and assigned a random species.
It’s also worth crafting an Egg Incubator from 4 Iron Ingots, 1 Bucket, 3 Glass and 1 Flint & Steel. Placing an Egg inside the Incubator alongside Blaze Powder will increase the chances of a Bird successfully spawning from an Egg. Eventually, you can increase the chance to 100%.
The mod also includes Bird Cages, which there are 10 different variants of. Between them, the only difference is the design, as the changes are purely cosmetic.
One of the cheapest Bird Cages that can be crafted is made from 3 Iron Ingots, 3 Oak Slabs and 1 Stick. To use it, simply hold a Bird Cage, then right click on a Bird you want to capture. A Bird Cage can then be placed down for decoration, with the Bird inside. Break the Cage to release the Bird.
One of the rarest Birds that can be obtained is the Phoenix. These have multiple species, which are Cloud, Desert, Ender, Flame, Nether, Skeleton, Snowy, Twilight and Water.
The only way to obtain the Phoenix is through Mystery Eggs. You will want to place them in an Analyzer and hope for the best. If you do get a Phoenix Egg, make sure to place it inside the Incubator so that it has 100% chance of spawning.
When a Phoenix is in the game world, a Saddle can be equipped to it, allowing the player to ride it. By pressing SPACE and CTRL, players can ascend and descend, allowing them to fly throughout the world.
Exotic Mod Download
The links above will take you to the CurseForge page for the Exotic Birds Mod. It’s recommended to only download mods from CurseForge, as they are vetted to ensure that they’re safe, and you’re also supporting mod developers.
How to InstallIf you haven't already, make sure to install Forge for Minecraft. It's a simple process and takes just a few minutes. Once Forge is installed:
- Download the mod for your Minecraft Version. It will be a .JAR file.
- Take this file, and place it in the 'mods' folder of your Minecraft directory. If this folder doesn't exist, create it. The easiest way to access your Minecraft directory is opening the game, going to Resource Packs and pressing the 'Open Resource Pack Folder' button.
- Once it's inside the mods folder, run Minecraft with the Forge preset selected. The mod will be installed and can be played with in-game.